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46 Migrants Discovered in Smuggling Attempt

Dennis Smith

Public Affairs Specialist

Office of Public Affairs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector’s Uvalde Station encountered 46 smuggled migrants in the back of a tractor-trailer belly-dump rig, March 23.

At approximately 7:45 a.m., Uvalde Police Department Officers contacted the Uvalde Border Patrol Station for assistance following a vehicle stop that occurred on Highway 90 East, near Uvalde. Upon further investigation, agents identified 46 subjects who were illegally present in the United States , concealed inside the belly of the trailer.

The driver, a U.S. citizen, was arrested by the Uvalde Police Department and will be charged with human smuggling. The smuggled migrants were processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection policies.

To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio Sector’s toll-free number at 1-866-511-8727.

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